Trotsky, Leon (Bronstein, Lev Davidovich)

(1879-1940)
   Born in Yanovka in the Ukraine, he was involved in revolutionary groups and arrested in 1898 and exiled. He escaped in 1902 and went to London where he joined Lenin. He then moved to Geneva. In 1905 he returned to Russia and was again arrested and exiled in Sibera. He escaped and went to Vienna. During World War I he was in Paris; he then went to New York but returned to Russia in 1917. He was elected to the Central Committee of the Bolshevik party and was an organizer of the October revolution. Later he came into conflict with Stalin, and was exiled.

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  • TROTSKY (Bronstein), LEV DAVIDOVICH — (Leon; 1879–1940), Russian revolutionary, Soviet and Communist leader. Trotsky was the son of a Jewish farmer of Ivanovka, Ukraine. He studied mathematics at Odessa University, but gave up his studies to devote himself to revolutionary activities …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Trotsky, Lev Davidovich — (1879–1940)    One of the primary leaders of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Trotsky was born Lev Davidovich Bronstein he assumed the name Trotsky in 1902 the son of a Jewish farmer in a small village in the Ukraine. His early revolutionary… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Trotsky, Leon — (Lev Davidovich Bronstein) (1879–1940)    Russian revolutionary leader. The son of a farmer, Trotsky grew up in the Ukraine. Scholars disagree about the extent of his Jewish education in any case, he quickly rebelled against his origins. He… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Trotsky, Leon — (originally Lev Davidovich Bronstein) (1879–1940)    One of the central figures in the establishment of the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian Leon Trotsky was a leading figure in the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik), a major Marxist theoretician and …   Historical dictionary of Marxism

  • Trotsky, Leon — (1879–1940)    Born Lev Davidovich Bronstein, Trotsky adopted the name of one of his prison guards and had a distinguished career as a revolutionary before the 1917 Revolution. As a Menshevik, he took part in the Revolution of 1905 in St.… …   Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

  • Lev Davidovich Bronstein — noun Russian revolutionary and Communist theorist who helped Lenin and built up the army; he was ousted from the Communist Party by Stalin and eventually assassinated in Mexico (1879 1940) • Syn: ↑Trotsky, ↑Leon Trotsky • Derivationally related… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trotsky, Leon (Lev Davidovich Bronstein) — (1879 1940) A Bolshevik revolutionary leader, Foreign Minister, and Commissar of War after the 1917 Revolution, who was ousted by Stalin in 1927, exiled in 1929, and murdered in Mexico in 1940. In 1938 he founded the Fourth International in order …   Dictionary of sociology

  • León Trotski — Lev Davídovich Bronstein Лев Давидович Бронштейн León Trotski en 1917 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Trotsky — [trät′skē] Leon (born Lev Davidovich Bronstein) 1879 1940; Russ. revolutionist: commissar of war (1918 24) under Lenin: exiled (1929) Trotskyism n. Trotskyist adj., n. (often considered disparaging)Trotskyite …   English World dictionary

  • Leon Trotsky — Infobox Officeholder name = Leon Trotsky nationality = Russian small caption = order =People s Commissar for Army and Navy Affairs term start =March 13, 1918 term end =January 6, 1925 vicepresident = deputy =Ephraim Sklyansky predecessor =Nikolai …   Wikipedia

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